Car Tax Disc to be axed after 93 years.

Car Tax Disc to be axed after 93 years.

After 93 years of appearing on our windscreens, the car tax disc is to be axed in favour of a more modern age electronic car tax register.

Originally launched in 1921, the car tax disc will be abolished and will no longer be required to be displayed on your vehicles’ windscreen from October 2014. If your car tax disc still has months remaining after October 1 2014, you can keep the disc displaying until it expires or remove it from your car depending on your preference.

From November 1 2014, you can pay for your car tax via Direct Debit every month or annually. The Direct Debit will continue until you cancel the payments with your bank or tell the DVLA to stop taking payments.

The changes to the car tax may result in a possible cut in the extra costs of a 6-month installment of between 5 & 10%.

If you have paid for annual or 6 months’ worth of tax but no longer require it, you will be provided with a refund once you inform the DVLA. Also, if you have stated your car is off-road, the Direct Debit will automatically be stopped; however, the Direct Debit system is currently unavailable for first registration vehicles, fleet vehicles and HGVs.

People looking to renew their car tax can also renew via the phone as well as the Post Office. You can check the status of your vehicle online using the DVLA’s vehicle service.

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